Awaken Cafe

Awaken Cafe

Coffee Shop, Music Venue, and Bar
1429 Broadway (15th Street), Oakland, CA 94612, United States
Hours:
Open until 7:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Tue
    • 7:30 AM–7:00 PM
  • Wed–Thu
    • 7:30 AM–10:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 7:30 AM–Midnight
  • Sat
    • 8:30 AM–Midnight
  • Sun
    • 8:30 AM–7:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Breakfast
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
No

Live music, espresso bar, food, and beer/wine in downtown Oakland. Serving Fourbarrel Coffee.

8.4/10

Based on 188 votes

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    heathr g.
    Nice place to work.(16 Tips)
    Julia Q.
    Good cafe with hipster ambiance and music.(4 Tips)
    Morgan H.
    Great iced coffee(2 Tips)
    Van L.
    Great coffee and scones!(2 Tips)
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  • Antoine R.

    Café très sympa sur Oakland ! Produits venant de Four Barrel Coffee SF donc le top de la bay ☕️

    Antoine Ramus · 2 days ago
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  • Tim H.

    Tried to get some reading done but was distracted by the great Riot Grrl playlist. A+.

    Tim Harrison · March 29
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  • Alex K.

    FYI. No wifi on Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat.

    Alex Kim · February 21
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  • Nicole C.

    Wifi pass: americano

    Nicole Cifani · February 9
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  • Erik M.

    Awaken is going wifi-free part of the week. I'm in favor of unplugging, but you might want to call ahead if you're counting on wifi.

    Erik Moe · February 6
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  • Chris G.

    Beginning 2/1/15 now wifi free from Wed-Sat. From Sun-Tues the password is now americano

    Chris Golden · February 3
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  • Cameron W.

    Essentially everything

    Cameron Wilson · February 1
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  • JD L.

    Great space for shoving a toastie in your face.

    JD Lewin · December 1, 2014
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  • Van L.

    Great coffee and scones!

    Van Ly · November 19, 2014
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  • Tasting Table

    Kyle Itani, owner of Hopscotch and Oakland enthusiast, recommends Awaken Cafe this weekend. He says, "It's a great neighborhood spot--they make a killer iced coffee." Read more

    Tasting Table · November 15, 2014
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  • Andy M.

    WiFi password is now coffeeshop

    Andy McCasland · November 8, 2014
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  • Neil B.

    Coffee black, enough said.

    Neil Buckman · October 8, 2014
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  • Natasha P.

    Okay spot to work. Free Wi-Fi but limited outlets. Not a great food selection, but good drinks

    Natasha Prats · September 24, 2014
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  • Frankie W.

    Order sandwiches & salads online weekdays from 11AM to 2PM.

    Frankie Warren · September 7, 2014
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  • Emily C.

    I almost jumped for joy when I found out they had gluten free raspberry scones. With Four Barrel coffee = bliss.

    Emily Castor · September 7, 2014
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  • Alex K.

    Great spot to study. Got a lot of worker bees here so there's a good balance of ambient cafe chatter and noise that's not too loud.

    Alex Kim · August 10, 2014
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  • Morgan H.

    Great iced coffee

    Morgan Holland · August 7, 2014
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  • Brian F.

    If all of us stare really hard at the lone guy monopolizing the one big square table he'll eventually feel uncomfortable and move. Right?

    Brian Fitzgerald · June 10, 2014
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  • Brian F.

    New password craftbeer

    Brian Fitzgerald · June 10, 2014
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  • Steve D.

    Wifi network: Coffee House --- Wifi password: oaktowncoffee

    Steve Dean · April 18, 2014
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  • Julia Q.

    Good cafe with hipster ambiance and music. Not too crowded!

    Julia Qiu · February 27, 2014
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  • Alex A.

    Great latte every time!

    Alex Anokhin · February 27, 2014
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  • Jeanine S.

    They have some cool events, but some of the staff is kinda snobby, it's uncomfortably jam packed with tables, and food and drink are too expensive considering those things.

    Jeanine Shimatsu · January 25, 2014
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  • megan g.

    Don't come for the espresso.

    megan groves · January 4, 2014
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  • Johnny V.

    Granola for breakfast, highly recommended.

    Johnny Volk · December 14, 2013
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  • Nick Q.

    They have board games you can play! Settlers of Catan, Apples to Apples, Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble, Scategories, Cranium, and Pictionary.

    Nick Quinlan · November 19, 2013
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  • Mark E.

    The music v sucks, had to leave.

    Mark Evans · September 16, 2013
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  • Fawziah Q.

    Came in 10 minutes before close. The staff was so rude and rushed us even though were taking it to go. Then ordered a hot chocolate and its just steamed milk with no flavor. This place sucks!

    Fawziah Qadir · September 16, 2013
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  • Cap G.

    They've been known to go pretty heavy on the Hall & Oates and the Michael McDonald.

    Cap Gravelly · August 9, 2013
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  • Jesse B.

    New wifi code: oaklandmusic

    Jesse Budlong · July 18, 2013
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  • Naomi M.

    The chicken salad is a lie.

    Naomi Most · June 21, 2013
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  • Mariko T.

    Food is overpriced. Basically variations on veg and bread.

    Mariko Tamaki · June 7, 2013
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  • heathr g.

    Nice place to work. I don't recommend the food or service though. But if you just want a place to work w wifi that hosts good community events, check it out

    heathr gold · June 7, 2013
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  • Chris M.

    "happyhour" is current wi-fi password

    Chris Morgan · May 17, 2013
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  • Yosr N.

    Wifi password is: happyhour

    Yosr Najjar Ben Mike · March 27, 2013
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  • Anna H.

    Happy hour Mon-Thurs 5pm to close!

    Anna Hennings · March 20, 2013
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  • Prabhu R.

    Password: happyhour

    Prabhu Reddy · March 3, 2013
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  • Ashley M.

    Avocado toast, the shit. Try it with the olive tapenade, the perfect pairing

    Ashley Mowrey · January 17, 2013
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  • Antone J.

    Password changes periodically. Ask for the latest.

    Antone Johnson · January 7, 2013
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  • Geo

    New wifi password: "icedcoffee"

    Geo · January 5, 2013
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  • Sabina T.

    Best Mocha I've ever had and the kale quiche was yummy.

    Sabina Taj · December 20, 2012
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  • Alex M.

    Good location, colorful crowd, tasty sandwiches and open late. What's not to like? Big tables are good for sharing so don't bother stuffing yourself into one of those little penalty desks by the door.

    Alex Martin · September 17, 2012
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  • Andrew W.

    Good spot and decent coffee, but the music is always so bad that I have to leave.

    Andrew Weathers · September 3, 2012
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  • EatMeDrinkMeNYC

    Jeremy can make you a great cortado!

    EatMeDrinkMeNYC · May 29, 2012
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  • Jahvita R.

    Best Chai nice and spicy

    Jahvita Rastafari · April 27, 2012
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  • Krys F.

    wi-fi network: New Awaken Cafe wi-fi password: doubleespresso - via 4sqwifi.com

    Krys Freeman · April 22, 2012
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  • David P.

    If there is anything that even remotely resembles a line, don't bother you'll be in it for 20 mins before you can get a cup of coffee.

    David Price · April 1, 2012
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  • Meitar M.

    Lots of power outlets and plenty of table space make this a great work spot. There's free Wi-Fi too. The wifi password is: doubleespresso

    Meitar Moscovitz · March 19, 2012
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  • Nailphoria Day S.

    Another AWESOME coffee spot in dt Oakland!

    Nailphoria Day Spa · January 27, 2012
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  • Arthur M.

    Real hole in the wall place but the coffee is well prepared from the very best organic ingredients. Strauss Family Organic Milk! YUMMY

    Arthur Mitchell · January 15, 2012
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